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France, 1965
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: Georges de Beauregard
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina
Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard
Based on the novel Obsession by Lionel White
Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Music: Antoine Duhamel
Songs: Bassiak
Genre: Drama, Crime
Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 110 minutes

Synopsis:
Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo), unhappily married and recently fired from his job, abandons his family and runs off to the Riviera with the enigmatic Marianne (Anna Karina). Ferdinand, whom Marianne calls “Pierrot,” tries to find artistic fulfillment between bouts of criminal adventure, but keeps getting entangled in Marianne’s violent life.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A VITAL PART OF FILM HISTORY!"
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"THE MOST RAVISHING AND ROMANTIC FILM EVER MADE!"
— Amy Taubin, Village Voice

"The story stutters, splinters and infuriates its way to an explosive finale."
— David Jenkins, Time Out London

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